Elberta Cleanup to Begin

The task of taking down what's left of the old Elberta building in Lyons can now begin. That's the word from an insurance investigator who just wrapped up his case on the massive fire that destroyed the prominent old Toombs County building.

The fire broke out last Tuesday night. The building housed some apartments and a few businesses. State fire investigators say, because there was so much damage, they may never know what started the fire.

The developer's insurance company said the fire doesn't appear suspicious. The next step is for demolition crews to begin the cleanup.

Reported by: Jan Smith, jsmith@wtoc.com